You Must Remember This by Anna Fredrick
I create work that examines the intimate bond of the body and mind. Each piece explores narratives from my past when I struggled to keep body and mind in tune. I piece these narratives together through the use of assemblage and found objects that are deeply personal, including love letters, notes-to-self, receipts, and feminine product packaging. These found objects, collected over the span of a year, portray hope in a time of desperation. Sugar is often used in my pieces to crystalize the hopeful nature of these idols- to make their messages and physical resonance permanent. My artwork is as much a meditative practice as it is a creative act, and offers a physical manifestation of meditation itself- allowing one’s self to examine the stresses of their mind and body without judgement in order to live a life fully aware in the present moment.
Anna Fredrick is a Chicago artist currently residing in Peoria, Illinois. She will receive her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design from Bradley University in May 2017. Anna primarily creates artwork using assemblage techniques, featuring handwritten text and a variety of found objects.